Why Marilyn Monroe’s Legacy in Fashion Is Still So Influential

From her platinum hair to her iconic pleated white halter dress, there may be no other figure in pop culture history whose sense of style is so synonymous with her person as Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell was known for her sultry but soft signature style, which toed the line between sex symbol and demure femininity with figure-hugging silhouettes, dramatic red carpet dresses, and minimalist off-duty uniforms. It’s revisited to great effect in Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, an experimental re-imagining of the actor’s glittering but tragic life that releases on Netflix on Sept. 28. In the film, Ana de Armas plays Monroe and wears exquisite recreations of many of her most legendary looks.While Monroe’s time in the public eye was relatively brief, spanning just under two decades, her impact on fashion is still influential and felt. When someone sports a beauty mark with red lips, Monroe instantly springs to mind.

From Madonna’s Monroe cosplay during her “Blonde Ambition” era to the proliferation of Monroe impersonators, her look is not only often imitated, but easily identified. Most recently, Kim Kardashian’s decision to wear the famous bedazzled nude dress that the actor wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to the 2022 Met Gala was another reminder of the collective ongoing obsession with Monroe.

“What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe,” Kardashian told Vogue in an interview about the dress. “For me, the most Marilyn Monroe moment is when she sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ to JFK, it was that look.”

However, to fully understand why Monroe still holds such a powerful sway on the fashion sphere, nearly 60 years after her death at the age of 36, fashion historian and author of Classic Hollywood Style Caroline Young points to a few crucial factors to consider. Young notes that Monroe put forth a carefully crafted on-screen persona that was sexy, glamorous, and glitzy. This is the side of Monroe that was most heavily documented and that’s what we most associate with her style, even though it did not necessarily reflect Monroe’s actual wardrobe. While in her downtime, Monroe preferred slacks and turtlenecks or simple sheath dresses, it’s the images of her in striking outfits on red carpets or in classic on-screen moments—like when her white dress billowed out as she stood over a subway grate for the filming of The Seven Year Itch—that are much more widespread.

Young says Monroe’s untimely death has meant the pictures that remain of her have become memorialized. “Her image has been entwined these on-screen moments where she’s wearing amazing costumes that stand out,” Young tells TIME. “Because of those moments, her image has been ingrained in culture. You sort of have to wonder, if she lived into old age, whether those images would still be so iconic.”

In Blonde, the costumes help to delineate the glamorous and glitzy moments of Marilyn’s public persona from the vulnerable and intimate moments of Norma Jeane, or who Monroe was in her downtime. Costume designer Jennifer Johnson painstakingly recreated many of Monroe’s most iconic fashion moments on-screen for the film, including her famous pleated white halter dress from the subway grate scene in The Seven Year Itch and the legendary hot pink strapless column gown and matching opera gloves she donned to sing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The film’s more interesting come when Marilyn is dressed casually, usually in a pair of high-waisted gingham slacks and a black turtleneck like when she’s visiting her mother in a mental institution or in the simple black sheath dress she wears while attending the Actors Studio in New York. These looks, a far cry from the hyper-sexy costumes on Hollywood sets and red carpets, are the uniform for the Monroe’s quiet interiority and a reminder that despite the fact that she one of the most visible women in her industry, what audiences saw wasn’t the full picture.

Monroe also owes a significant amount of her influence on fashion to her close relationships with costume designers, says fashion historian and assistant curator of fashion for the Cleveland Museum of Art, Darnell-Jamal Lisby. He points to people like William Travilla, who was responsible for some of Monroe’s most famous looks on- and off-screen, including the white halter dress from The Seven Year Itch, the hot pink gown she wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and the gold lamé gown she had to be sewn into to wear to a movie premiere (this outfit landed Monroe on the front page of newspapers the next day).“The costume designer and an actress or starlet have a very intimate relationship,” Lisby tells TIME. “The one [between Monroe and Travilla] is a great example to show how that relationship resulted in a fashion marriage that helped create how we see Marilyn Monroe today.”

The power of presentation wasn’t lost on Monroe either, Lisby says. For example, Monroe effectively used how she presented herself to the world as not only a way to boost her career, but to manage the press, creating headlines on her terms. When she wore the figure-hugging, crystal-embellished nude dress from Jean-Louis and designed by a young Bob Mackie, she was aware it would draw lots of attention and result in salacious news coverage.

With this ability—to use clothes to create buzzed-about moments—Monroe paved the way for influencers and public figures like Kardashian to use presentation to create headlines, according to Young. The glitzy costumes we have come to associate most with Monroe, along with her beauty and distinct look, has made her an easy person to copy, with many a blonde bombshell, running the gamut from Gwen Stefani to Billie Eilish, emulating her look over the years.

“She led the way for creating moments to get splashed on the front pages,” Young says. “She was probably one of the first to use dress as a tool for that kind of attention and to be quite clever about it. She was just a lot smarter than people thought and she knew exactly what she was doing in those moments.”According to Lisby, Monroe’s enduring influence lies not just in how Monroe styled her image during her lifetime, but in how her legacy continues to inspire fashion creatives today.“She definitely holds a very specific place as an American fashion figure and rightfully so,” says Lisby. “While there are so many other fashion figures that have existed, looking at Marilyn Monroe, what she was able to emanate and be a muse for many costume and fashion designers is incredible and in the years that she was able to do it.”Read more at:short prom dress uk | long prom dresses

How Chloe Dao Turned Houston Into Her Own Fashion Capital

On a hazy Sunday afternoon at the M-K-T shopping center in the Houston Heights, the Chloe Dao boutique is buzzing with shoppers, many of whom are doing their best to act normal around one of the city’s most beloved fashion designers. Dao is the only person working at her shop on this busy day, and yet she shows no sign of stress. She greets customers, asks if a sorority rush dress has color requirements, jokes about the latest Real Housewives drama, puts eponymous labels on shopping bags. When she senses one customer might be struggling to get a dress on, she asks, “Do you need help? Those straps can be tricky.” The young woman—who was probably in elementary school when Dao competed on Project Runway, a reality series where designers compete for a chance to show a collection at New York Fashion Week—hesitates as Dao steps away from the front desk of her shop. Dao is the picture of Texan casual elegance, in skinny jeans, an airy top with black stitching, and strappy heels. Her ponytail bounces with authority as she walks over to the dressing room, and within seconds the customer’s frustration is replaced with calm. It’s no wonder that Dao won the second season of Project Runway sixteen years ago. She’s adept at making it work.

By the time Dao popped up on Bravo, she’d already made a name for herself in the fashion industry. She’d worked with brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Carolina Herrera, and Marc Jacobs, selling and fulfilling special orders. Her fashion line Simply Chloe had a recurring spotlight on QVC, and her Houston boutique, Lot 8, had been open for four years. After Project Runway, the opportunities got even bigger. “I did a collaboration with Dove deodorant, I showed [a collection] in the Smithsonian museum, I was the keynote speaker for Girl Scouts’ one-hundred-year anniversary,” she reminisces over the phone.

“I still think we should have won that lingerie challenge,” Dao says, playfully feigning bitterness in reference to a Project Runway group challenge in which her designs did not fare well with the judges. I think of the black lace undergarments from that challenge and wonder how many similar looks she’s successfully designed and sold since, right here in Houston. In addition to her e-commerce site and flagship store in Rice Village, Dao opened a second outpost in M-K-T, a trendy mixed-use shopping center, in early 2021. And she’s done all of this from Houston, a city known more for its medical and petroleum industries than for its fashion scene. Despite the opportunities flowing in New York, where the fashion district afforded all the energy and resources (including Project Runway fan-favorite shop Mood Fabrics) necessary for a successful career, Dao decided to return home.

“I’ve covered fashion for nearly twenty years in Houston and I’ve interviewed a lot of designers here,” says Joy Sewing, a former fashion editor and longtime friend of Dao’s. “Most of them went out of business, transitioned to doing something else, or moved to another city. [Dao] is one of the few that have stayed here and made a successful career here.”

Dao was born in Laos and was just eight years old when her family—which includes eight daughters, stairsteps in age—came to the U.S., arriving first in Dallas, then settling in Houston’s north side. Coming of age in the eighties and nineties, Dao was a well-rounded student at Aldine Middle School and Aldine High, and thrived in their diverse environments. “Everyone was smart and talented and popular, and so many different races,” she said. “I was good at school and I got to do cheerleading. It was like a utopia.”

Her mother planted the earliest seeds of Dao’s prowess in the fashion business. “She’s a kick-ass woman,” Dao says. “She came to the United States with no English and she had three jobs—one of them was sewing for Macy’s and Nordstrom—then [worked] as an alteration lady at a men’s tailor shop.” Dao gets lost in reverie before she adds, with impeccable comedic timing, “Then she went to KFC to do some fried chicken.” Eventually, Dao’s mother began making clothes to sell at the flea market on the weekends, eight small assistants in tow.

Over time, Dao developed her own style. “I’m drawn to clean lines and curves, in nature, architecture, and product designs,” she says. “I’m inspired by the great Balenciaga, Givenchy, Vionnet, Geoffrey Beene, and great old American costume designers like Edith Head.” Growing up with seven sisters created her innate understanding of body diversity. Today, that awareness has inspired her to provide sample sizes for all body types. “I’m working on this collection where a lot of gowns’ sample sizes are 12, 14, and 16, where a real woman can come in and try it on. Because real women are not only size 0 and 2.”

Dao thinks back fondly on her New York days, but she remembers seeing how consuming the fashion industry could be. She recalls working for a boss in New York who was successful but seemed bitter and lonely. “I did not want that life,” Dao says. “My whole purpose for moving back to Houston was to be closer to my family, and to have a life with fashion, and friends, and family. Three f’s, not just one.”

In 2000, Dao moved back to Houston and promptly created a life containing all three of her priorities. “I get to go to my mom’s to sleep over or hang out, hang out with my family, have time with my husband and friends—even though I’m working my butt off all the time.” Moving to Houston helped her achieve the elusive work-life balance, but it also made her dreams financially feasible. At first, she lived at home with her parents and drove their car to save money. “I don’t come from money,” explains Dao. “[I] needed family support and financial support to open the boutique.”

Today, Dao’s M-K-T boutique is a testament to everything she’s built over the past two decades. The store is the physical embodiment of approachable glamour; there’s a table of geometric earrings, delicate necklaces, and statement rings; a row of hot pink and parrot-green skirts and pants paired with floral and firefly-printed tops. In just about every direction, you’ll find meticulously crafted dresses for any occasion. Dao’s design studio is visible from all points in the boutique, welcoming customers to watch alterations, to gaze at mood boards, to see the design process. She was inspired by the “open kitchen” concept that became popular around the time of her Project Runway run. “Food became a whole thing, chefs became rock stars, because you can see the process and why it takes so much to make some dish,” Dao explains. “I think once you see how things are made, you value it more. I personally love watching anything get made. I just love the process and creation of anything.”

It’s advantageous that Dao values the journey as much as the destination, because on any given day she’s a fashion designer, businesswoman, and everything in between. “I talk to my staff, sell to clients, come up with custom designs, strategize about the business, and then probably do some cleaning and organization between the design studio, the Rice Village store, or the M-K-T location,” she says. “So I’m like the cleaning lady and the CEO.” Natalie Besnard is store manager for Chloe Dao and has known Dao since 1999, when they were both starting out in retail. She thinks Dao’s personality is a key to her sustained success. “Being with Chloe is like being with, like, your closest, funniest, most creative friend. She will just make you feel so welcomed.”

No matter how much love for the H one might possess, it’s much easier to be in the business of selling clothes in a town like New York. “I wish I could just go down the street and find the fabric or trimming I need, the fashion culture,” says Dao. “I miss just walking out in Manhattan. I miss the ecosystem of the fashion district.” Ultimately, though, she’s at peace with her decision to design and run her business in Houston, especially since she has witnessed the city investing in its arts and culture scene. “I think we try. There are more fashion boutiques now and more support for local designers,” she says. “Like, literally next door to me at M-K-T is a shop called the Pop-Up Co-Op. They’re local designers and artists, women-owned.”

Back in 2006, when Tim Gunn visited Dao ahead of her Bryant Park showing, he was bewildered at the lack of sketches or a declared collection theme. Unfazed, Dao said, “I’m the kind of designer that doesn’t really think of a theme. I like to think about my customers and what they need this season.” Dao is just as attuned to her customers’ changing needs today as she was during that episode sixteen years ago.Read more at:long prom dresses | prom dress shops uk

Fashion at the Vanguard of Art

‘Make me a fabric that looks like poison.’ This is what Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake apparently once instructed his textile engineer, Makiko Minagawa. Miyake’s idea of fashion was often beautiful and always technically challenging. Over a career spanning four decades, his work would demonstrate an extraordinarily virtuosic range, from red plastic moulded bustiers with flirtatiously flared peplums to colour faded menswear drawing on shibori, a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique. He designed multicoloured flying saucer dresses that could be compressed like paper lanterns to fit into a suitcase and tubular industrial knits that the wearer could cut to size along a dotted line. Most importantly, perhaps, Miyake pioneered an innovative method of heat-pressed pleating that would become his distinctive fashion signature. His clothes were joyful and the news of his death, aged 84, marks the loss of a great twentieth-century fashion visionary.

Unsurprisingly, Miyake’s unique style attracted some notable devotees, including Grace Jones, whose own strikingly sculptural form especially suited Miyake’s designs. Steve Jobs discovered Miyake’s black polo-necks on a trip to the Sony factory in Japan in the 1980s, observing the elegant Miyake-designed grey uniforms. He commissioned 100 black turtlenecks for himself, reputedly at a cost of $175 apiece. Zaha Hadid, when pictured, was often swathed in black Miyake micro-pleats. It’s clear to see how the fashion designer and the architect might share an interest in shape, form and the dynamic intersection of planes. For Miyake, the connection between art, architecture and fashion was real. Fashion, he observed ‘could be like beautiful architecture for the body’. At the simplest level, designing was an act of construction and Miyake determinedly committed his life to creating.

Born Kazunaru Miyake in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1938, he was seven-years old when, while cycling to school on 6 August 1945, US forces detonated an atomic bomb, devastating the city. Over 60 years later, writing in an op-ed for The New York Times in 2009, Miyake described how his mother, who had suffered serious burns, continued to work as a teacher despite her injuries. She died of radiation exposure within three years of the bombing. ‘When I close my eyes,’ he wrote, ‘I still see things no one should ever experience: a bright red light, the black cloud soon after, people running in every direction trying desperately to escape – I remember it all.’

As a child, he leafed through his sister’s fashion magazines and turned to drawing. This led him to a graphic design degree at Tama University in Tokyo, where he graduated in 1965. Soon after, he headed to Paris, following in the footsteps of fellow Japanese designer Kenzo Takada (later, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo would follow too) where they studied together at the storied Chambre Syndicale de la Couture. In the following years, Miyake was apprenticed to French couturier Guy Laroche, and then to Hubert Givenchy. But haute couture rang hollow in a tumultuous Paris whose streets teemed with student protests. Visiting New York in 1969, he discovered a different cultural scene, meeting Christo and Robert Rauschenberg – the beginning of a lifelong affinity with visual artists. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the 1970 World Expo was showcasing the modernity of Japanese arts. Miyake’s work would become a cultural bridge between New York, Paris and Japan, bringing together the heritage of traditional Asian crafts with a radically innovative imagination.

In New York, he founded the Miyake Design Studio and launched his first collection in 1971. It featured jersey dresses with tattoo-style prints of Jimi Hendrix and coats in sashiko embroidery–a quilting technique associated with Japanese peasants – and was enthusiastically received by US Vogue and Bloomingdale’s. His landmark collection, though, would come in 1993 with ‘Pleats Please’. There you can see his unique sensibility: the expert drapery of European couturiers Madeleine Vionnet and Mariano Fortuny meeting the Japanese art of origami. Miyake’s innovation was to use synthetic materials, cutting patterns to three times their intended size and heat pressing pleats. Later collections would experiment with high-tech thermoplastic fabrics, crushed, creased and heat sealed into shape. But Miyake could champion Asian ikats and paper clothing inspired by Japanese farmers as easily as he could fabricate jackets from monofilament polyamide and a shimmering holographic sheen. ‘There are no boundaries for what clothes can be made from’, he observed. ‘Anything can be clothing.’

Although he never regarded himself as an artist, Miyake will almost certainly be remembered as one the great twentieth-century designers who made the distinction between art and fashion harder to discern. The photographer Irving Penn was mesmerised by his work and Miyake would send him trunks of clothes to be photographed, season after season, for over a decade. In turn, Miyake acknowledged that ‘Penn’s photographs allow me to see my own designs’. His ‘Guest Artist’ series, running from 1996-98, featured images from artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Yasumasa Morimura and Tim Hawkinson, screen-printed onto heat-pleated Miyake dresses and overalls. As early as February 1982, Artforum put a voluminous, structured black Miyake dress on their cover, a nod to fashion’s place at the vanguard of art. His show, ‘Bodyworks’, which began in Tokyo in 1983 and travelled to major museums in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London, might well be regarded as one of the first major solo fashion exhibitions. Suspended over pools of black dye, the garments were displayed in conceptual rather than chronological order. At the 1996 Venice Biennale, Miyake’s clothes were exhibited across the city. Since then, his work has been displayed at MoMA, the Met and the V&A, as well as The National Art Centre in Tokyo.

In the late 90s, Miyake retired to devote himself to research. His influence, though, would remain visible, both in the generations of Japanese designers that followed him and in his broader understanding of fashion as a space for limitless experimentation and imagination. Although many in the fashion world will be saddened at the news of his death, his clothes will be remembered as he wished, as ‘things that can be created, not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy’.Read more at:white prom dress | gold prom dress

Road trip fashion ideas while you chase clouds this month

For India’s city folks, the monsoons are always an excuse to take time off. And after holing indoors hiding from the heat waves that we experienced this year, nothing sounds more enticing than going off on long drives, rolling the window down, and feeling the crisp wind tousle your hair, enjoying hikes as it softly drizzles, or tucking in with a good book and a hot mug of cocoa while watching the dreamy rainclouds float by.

What are your monsoon weekend plans? Well, whatever they are, the first thing you must be thinking about is what to wear, right? Let us help you out with a monsoon casual style-sheet, so that you can look like a stunner in all those Insta posts you’re gonna take!

Stay fashionably casual

For starters, let’s talk about house parties and indoor hangouts. While this is the season for dressing down, that doesn’t mean you can’t make statements. For both ladies and gents, choose comfortable silhouettes, and have fun with colours and prints. Women can choose cool co-ord sets in standout colours and prints, have fun with cropped tops and boyfriend t-shirts, or pair statement bralettes with baggy shirts or that classic oversized white shirt and denim hot shorts look, which is always a hit. Cropped tops come in a variety of styles, and make for the perfect hangout OOTD. Check out brands like Puma and Adidas for the latest drops.

If you are in the mood for prints, don’t play safe (fashion’s all about bold and shocking these days). Tie-dye is obviously hot — been hot for four years now, but the trend ain’t dying out anytime soon. So feel free to splurge on tie-dye everything — and you can have all the fun you want with it. Florals are very cool too. You can choose from understated tonal florals if you are just tippy-toeing around the trend, or go maximalist with big and bright motifs in colours that demand attention. Zara and H&M definitely are great places to shop casualwear and prints. And don’t be afraid to do a print-on-print. The key is to make sure your garments have structure and shape — that’s the difference between an Insta-trending look, and looking like you’re wearing a wallpaper.

Gentlemen, we recommend well-fitted shorts with everything. For house parties, ditch them trousers and denims — another reason to not skip leg day, guys — and pair smart crewnecks or resort-fit shirts with shorts. Print is on the memo for you too. Start safe if you are a rookie, but don’t be afraid to experiment. Men can shop road trip must-haves from Zara and H&M too, along with chill casuals from brands like Paul Smith, Celio, and Tommy Hilfiger. Also, edgy brands like Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange, and Diesel should be on the radar for both men and women.

Drive in style

There are a few things more fun than a long drive to nowhere. Pick up your friends, pack some munchies, plug in your playlist, and drive out of the city. But what should you wear? Streetwear and casual athleisure could be a cool outfit theme. Now, boys and girls, repeat after me: Athleisure is not gymwear. Don’t pull out your boring blacks. Shop cool jogger co-ords in neons and striking prints. This works for both women and men. Ladies, ditch the baggy and shop form-fitted streetwear to turn up that oomph. Stylish joggers, cool tank tops, cropped tees, off-shoulder and one-shoulder numbers, stylish bralettes, and knotted tees should be added to cart. Play with colours, play with prints, and mix-n-match however you want to. The only rule of streetwear, is that there aren’t any.

Long drives are also a great opportunity to add a layer to your look. A snug hoodie zip-on or a light puffer jacket (if you can get your hand on one in metallic, pick that one up and thank us later) will definitely get you compliments. Boys, while you will obviously fall back on trusted tees and hoodies — and we don’t judge you for it — there is no reason not to experiment with prints. Please ditch those boring solid colour round-neck basics (maybe hold on to the white and black ones, but dump the rest) and stock up on cool graphic prints, placement typography, logomania, and fun slogan prints (the funnier, the better).

Hoodies are always a great option, but maybe explore beyond the usual varsity varieties, and check out the wide range of options available these days. Zipper jackets and windcheaters in pop and neon colours could be a great alternative too. And, sneakers for everybody — the chunkier, the better. Athleisure brands like Puma, Adidas, Fila, and Nike, and luxury maisons like Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga are the big daddies of streetwear right now, thanks to some of the coolest collabs. For sneakers, also check out Gucci and Onitsuka Tiger.

Rely on resortwear

If you are planning a weekend getaway, definitely go shopping for swimwear. While running off to Goa or the Maldives isn’t a great idea right now if you wanna enjoy the beach, it’s a lot of fun to chill in a pool, grab a few cocktails, and enjoy a book. Hence, swimwear. And no, an old t-shirt and a baggy pair of shorts is not swimwear, people. Have fun shopping for bikinis and monokinis in a variety of colours and motifs. Shivan & Narresh, The Label Life, and Verandah make some of the most jaw-dropping swimwear in the country right now. While black is a bikini favourite — as are polka dots — neon and pop is a hot trend, while there’s a wide range of prints available today. Boys, swimming briefs are always a great option, but if you are not too comfortable in them, shop for board shorts. Also, don’t forget fun flip-flops. Or, chunky clogs, that are all the rage these days.

Checking into a plush resort is always a good pampering. The coolest thing about the monsoons, is that you don’t have to be outside to enjoy the weather. Lounge at the pool bar, chill at a café, enjoy a long and lazy brunch with your partner, friends, and family, while you watch the romantic rains outside. But you don’t have to look like a sloppy tourist just because you are not stepping outside. That’s what resortwear is for.

Women, the options are endless for you. Flowy and elegant dresses are a great idea. Summery and oh-so-charming, you can pick them in your favourite colours and prints. Me-time, family hour, or date night, dresses are always a great outfit choice. If you are shopping international, it doesn’t get better than Gucci, Stella Mccartney, and Dior. Closer home, splurge on designers like Gauri & Nainika, Wendell Rodricks, and Masaba for fabulous resortwear.

Another option is pairing anything with palazzos. From long kurtas and kaftans, to cool tanks, easy blouses, baggy shirts, or hanky-hem tops — whatever you’re in the mood for. This is also a great time to bring out your bling (go overboard, no one minds) and heels. Keep the makeup light and dewy (don’t forget the humidity, girlfriend!) with pops of colour. These resortwear fits also work for cool date nights and dinners in the city.

Gents, we have only one word for you — linen. Breathable, comfortable, and outrageously dapper, shop loose shirts, pants, sharp shorts, and light jackets in linen. They are available in a range of pastels, which is perfect for the weather, and help you make a stylish entrance without melting into a sweat puddle underneath. Canali, Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, and designer labels Harago and Yohji Yamamoto should be your shopping list.

For footwear, skip the brogues, and try on espadrilles or leather sandals. Mules are a great idea too. Some light accessorising is also recommended. Try on rings and neckchains, or maybe a sleek bracelet? The hair should preferably be neat and under control, so use a quick pomade to control that monsoon frizz, and if you have a beard, oil and wax it so that it doesn’t feel musty. Keep the collar buttons undone, order your go-to drink, and relax.

So, there you go, everything you need to shop and pack for all the fun you’re gonna have this season. Just experiment, break all the rules, and have a fantastic time!Read more at: princess prom dresses | Abendkleid

Taylor’s University showcases sustainable clothing

In an effort to advocate ethical fashion in Malaysia, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW), Life Line Clothing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (LLCM) along with Fashinfidelity and fashion designer Hatta Dolmat, joined forces on an initiative to showcase the production of sustainable garments.

Themed ’Love, Earth’, the fashion showcase event titled ’The Show’ organised by The Design School at Taylor’s University showed a contemporary ready-to-wear collection that featured nearly 60 garments designed by 24 Fashion Design Technology students, across three semesters.

With a focus on sustainability, the event was divided into three segments that officially unveiled the Experimental Art-to-Wear (ATW) collection from recycled denim and clothing trims, the Zero Waste Fashion collection using Taylor’s Innovative Pattern Drafting Technique that utilises every part of the textile, and the Fashion Revolution collection to support United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by repurposing and reusing textiles from waste materials.

Prior to the show, a Show and Tell Press Segment was conducted that demonstrated how a sustainable meter was used to quantify the sustainability of all garments designed for the fashion showcase through three criteria – materials and composition, innovation and circularity, and heritage and culture.Read more at:off the shoulder prom dress uk | mermaid style prom dress

3 sorters ”temperamentkjolar” som inte går att missa på sommaren

De kvinnor som är fulla av temperament när de går, de klär sig aldrig ledigt, utan föredrar kjolar för att dekorera sina bilder och skapa ett bra och framträdande temperament. Följande klänningar kan möta kvinnors olika klädbehov, eleganta, avancerade och smala.


Klänningar dyker upp ofta

Att klä sig på sommaren är inte så besvärligt, en enkel klänning kan göra kvinnors klänning mer komplett, och det kan också hjälpa dem att omedelbart förbättra sitt temperament, ändra sin image och förbättra sitt utseende.

Det bör finnas en övergångsprocess i påklädning och matchning. Du kan börja med några klänningsartiklar som du kan kontrollera direkt. De är mycket svåra att kontrollera. En svart klänning som denna är den mest typiska representanten. Oavsett sin enfärgade kan den faktiskt optimera det personliga temperamentet till det yttersta. Med lämplig hudexponerande design kan den också avslöja hyn och sönderdela dess tyngd. Hela kjolen innehåller en lätt och välbekant charm.

I urvalet av klänningar kan du bestämma efter tillfället du vill delta i. Vill du att hela setet ska ha lite formalitet kan du använda kjolar som är över knälängden för att undvika för korta kjolar som inte är så högtidlig.

Till exempel kan den här rutiga klänningen skapa en professionell känsla som liknar en kostymkjol.Kjolens färgval är också mycket inkluderande, vilket inte kommer att få kvinnor att känna sig särskilt svåra att kontrollera. Hela kjolen är tolerant nog för positionen av armar och lår, och det finns en tydlig midjestil, som stärker konturerna av kurvan.


Enfärgad över knäkjolen är den bästa matchningen

Kvinnor som vet hur man bär kjolar kan låna alla sorters kjolar för att ge ifrån sig olika charm och skapa ett mycket överlägset temperament. Förutom klänningar är kjolar också en representant för förmågan att optimera temperament.Välj först en enfärgad over-the-knee kjol, som presenterar det mest flexibla klädningsschemat och har de flesta matchande former.

Liksom den här vita jeanskjolen över knäet kan den skapa en känsla av ungdomlig vitalitet och färgvalet är mycket uppfriskande och rent. Den här typen av kjol har inga krav på färgmatchning, men om du vill skapa en mycket high-end outfit måste du ändå använda några färger som passar den perfekt. Med en kungsblå topp är färgsättningen den mest enkla och tydliga.

Vita eller benvita over-the-knee kjolar, å ena sidan, kan möta kvinnors behov för att täcka brister, och å andra sidan kan de också få dem att känna sig tillfreds.

Denna klänning kan framhäva den milda känslan, och kan också förbättra frigörandet av elegant stil. Kvinnan slog sig ihop med en kamouflage-t-shirt på överkroppen, med vilken hon lade till en avslappnad touch. Kjolens fåll är lång, vilket kan höja midjan så mycket som möjligt för att förhindra kompression av höjden.

Enkla och generösa over-the-knee kjolar representerar ett bredare spektrum av applikationer för denna typ av föremål, som inte bara kan skapa en särskilt avslappnad outfit, utan också skapa en intellektuell och kapabel arbetsplatsoutfit.

Knä-kjolar behöver inte nödvändigtvis helt eller tätt omsluta alla benkurvor, de kan bara avslöja en liten del av vadkurvan, vilket kan öka den bantande effekten. Precis som den här mörkgrå raka kjolen, kan den kombineras med en lösare vit skjorta för att skapa en exklusiv glamour business outfit.

Det finns egentligen inga begränsningar för färgvalet av över-knä-kjolar. Du kan gynna det inkluderande av svart och den enkla skönheten i vitt. Du kan också lägga till några färgglada kjolar som framhäver vitaliteten i garderoben.

Den här gröna kjolen har en rak kjoldesign, så återhållsamheten som den här kjolen medför kommer att vara mer uppenbar.Om storleken på kjolen inte matchar kvinnors kroppsegenskaper kommer det att orsaka olika obehag. Om du väljer rätt kjolobjekt kan du noggrant skissera figurlinjen.


Välj en distinkt kjol

Byxor kan verkligen uppta en självklar andel i garderoben, men samtidigt är vikten av kjolar självklar, särskilt på sommaren har dess utseendemöjligheter förbättrats avsevärt. Kvinnor kan välja en enfärgad over-the-knee kjol, som är mycket svår att matcha, eller så kan de använda distinkta eller individuella klädesplagg.

Till exempel är den här gröna prickiga kjolen, med enkla svarta prickar, utsmyckad på versionen av kjolen, berikar formen och ser mer retro ut. Det är väldigt enkelt att matcha den här typen av kjol. Att välja några korrekta plagg för matchning löser naturligtvis problemet med att klä sig direkt.

De där väldigt distinkta kjolarna drar ofta till sig allmänhetens uppmärksamhet så fort de dyker upp, och det är inga problem att skapa en outfit med hög avkastning. Oavsett om det är en prickig kjol eller en oljemålningskjol, har de alla sådana egenskaper, även om de kombineras med några populära kläder, kommer det inte att göra hela uppsättningen särskilt enkel.

Liksom den här oljemålningsklänningen är färgåtergivningen på plats, vilket kan lyfta fram lite romantisk stämning, och kan också skapa en ganska poetisk atmosfär. Även om det finns många färger på kjolens yta går de bra överens med varandra, med mjuka toner och en vit T-shirt.Read more at:yellow prom dresses uk | red prom dress